importance of cell wall and distinguish between plant and animal cell

Asked by  | 23rd Apr, 2009, 01:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Cell wall provides mechanical strength to support the cell. It permits the plant cell to become turgid. Cell wall has narrow pores called plasmodesmata, which allow exchange of materials between the living cell contents.


  Animal cell Plant cell
1 They are smaller in size They are larger in size
2 Vacuoles are small, temporary and several in number Mature plant cell has a permanent, large and central vacuole.
3 Cell wall absent Cell wall present.
4 Plastids are absent Plastids are present
5 Centrosome and centrioles present Centrioles and centrosome absent.

Answered by  | 24th Apr, 2009, 08:31: AM

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